Jack Straw-> Sugaree, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Loser, Easy To Love You, Minglewood Blues, Althea, The Music Never Stopped China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Looks Like Rain, He's Gone-> Gloria Jam-> CC Rider-> Drums-> Not Fade Away-> Black Peter-> Sugar Magnolia, E: One More Saturday Night
Reviewer:August West Wharf Rat
December 1, 2016 Subject:
Great jams! Brent is on it here!
Jack Straw cuts as it fades in at the beginning, no biggie.
Thanks again Charlie for a great sound~!
Brent is on top of the solo towards the end of Big River, then Jerry gets his on to! So far so good. ON to the next song. Today is the anniv of this show. Late '79 dead is so underrated, Brent finding his place and his sound, writing songs and testing them out... yea!!!
October 10, 2013 Subject:
Over Thrusters on FULL
Yow! Am just now listening to the Sugar Magnolia, the hammer is down to the metal and the over thrusters on full for this version, damn!
Epic Black Peter preceeded- too often a throw away 'lets finish this show and get to Bobby's closer' performance.
The Jackstraw was a favorite version going way back to the audio cassette days.
And He's Gone, Gloria, CC Rider. all that- wailing!!!
And so forth, see below, grateful we are, again, boys!
May 15, 2013 Subject:
Get The Incredible FOB Now @ TMNSP Site!!!
The FOB I've had for a year is finally availble from TMNSP site and it totally blows the SBD away! It is a MUST HAVE !!! It sounds like it's recorded dead center; fifteen rows back; four or five feet up; NO FLAWS - NONE - NADA - ZERO (except the usual cut in drumz); and complete with little or no loss of crowd between songs - only Loser's crowd applause is cut short. Wow-ee-Wow!
I've had the He's Gone > Gloria > CC Rider > Jam SBD for twenty-five years. And I know, now, why I didn't keep the rest of the show; and why I tossed The Archive download last month. Mixed high in the SBD, Jerry sounds awful... like post '85 awful . But this FOB is heavenly. Jerry is mixed just a little back (as well as Bobby), and it makes all the difference. The instruments are as crisp and clear as the SBD but, with a nice touch of reverb. Brent's "tinkle tinkle" is particularly prominent, which I always love. And the crowd ambience just adds to the fun. It almost sounds like a matrix. But they weren't doing that till the mid '80s.
Probably one of the best AUDs is Steinthal's 7.10.81 recording from behind the stage. At only fifteen feet from the stack, it is the Cadilac of recordings. This one is more distant; probably twice as far...but that is still only thirty feet. It is a shockingly good recording of an excellent, excellent show. One of the best AUDs I've ever heard! The Compendium lists an unspecified B- AUD source. Well, this ain't it folks. This is A++.
September 8, 2012 Subject:
snowing like Crazy
Came Down from Sharon,think they where a few car loads with Devo McDowell as our leader,loved these days.Just getting use to Brent,was a big Keith and Donna era fan,but loved them all.After TMNS version in Boston of 77, I was spoiled,but a nice 11 min Althea we had a ball!Well off to Vegas and the Greek next month to help Phil and bobby move up the neck!
December 1, 2011 Subject:
a 79 gem
This was the last show I attended in 1979. After an excellent month of November shows the Dead still managed to kick of December with a nice show. The He's Gone> C.C. Rider is great however for me it's the LL Rain that gets me going. The distant thunder drums to open the song is quite dramatic I feel it is the best Looks Like Rain ever done. AMAZING!!!
November 29, 2008 Subject:
a bit overrated
I do think this show has some special moments and certainly a desire, but it really just doesn't seem as 'on' as so many others. But so many love this one (as do so many the cornell 77).
February 19, 2008 Subject:
One for the archives
A memorable evening after an epic 13 hour drive through the night with too many people crammed into Sally's Mustang -getting the miracle tickets upon arrival in Pittsburgh just as the show began.
Sitting on stage at Jerry's feet I think the fallen rose petals on the ground are drops of blood.
This show was the resurrection of C.C. Rider.
Surreal encounter with Phil in an elevator after the show, then all pile back into the car for another 13 hour drive through blizzards back to our respective New England colleges making for 3 sleepless days and a killer recording to remember it all by.
May 24, 2006 Subject:
Blues highlight the show
This is a solid, clean show, though not outstanding. The best bits in this show are the blues. The first set is strong, though Brents toy piano sound on Big River doesnt do it for me. His Lite-Rock Easy to Love You gives way to a good performance of the bluesy 1979 revamp of Minglewood, followed by a nice rendition of Althea from Jerry. China Cat isnt bad, but Jerry delivers a weak vocal. I Know You Rider is sweet. Bob had a more consistant night vocally than Jerry, and CC Rider is another highlight of the show. The jam after cc rider has some interesting development. The show ends with a rockin Sugar and Saturday night, with more strong vocals from Bob.
April 11, 2006 Subject:
Grateful for deadboots.com
I downloaded the SBD and it sounds great! Amazing first set - familiar songs, but they sound like they are being created in a Pittsburgh steel mill- heavy duty, down and dirty, and full of power No hippy-dippy tunes are these. Jerry's solos soar and the rest of the band provide a solid foundation underneath.
October 24, 2005 Subject:
See this is what I don't get. Here it is 10-24-05 and this A+ FOB AUD is now up on etree. Why didn't LRWB post it here when he took the time to brag about it on every SBD version of this show? Isn't this supposed to be about SHARING the music? If you had this incredible source so long ago, why not share it rather than taunt us for nearly one year about how much better it is?? Regardless, if you want to find out for yourself if it is as good as he says - and I do believe him, I just want it!! - here is the link to etree :
August 18, 2005 Subject:
Great Sound -- Classic Show
Ignore the guy on the bottom. In 25 years of collecting and trading GD tapes and CDRs I have never seen any audience recording from the Stanley that compares to the SBD source of this show or the night before. If there is such an FOB source available, then it should be posted here. Otherwise, this is the version of this classic show to have.
This is an excellent sounding Charlie Miller transfer and is well worth the bandwidth to download. This show stands out in the early Breant era as one of the best. He's Gone>Gloria>CC Rider jam is about as exploratory as the band ever got in the post '76 era. In fact, it is eerily reminiscent of the kinds of things the band was doing in '73-74. The China>Rider, Rain to open the second set are dead on versions too. My only complaint about this show is the post-drums Peter brings the mood way down, but Peters tend to do that.
If you don't have this show, or have an older circulating version, you should upgrad to this this new May '05 Miller tranfer. Thank you Charlie.
July 4, 2005 Subject:
Why post that?
What an obnoxious post. Pay no attention to that shameless display of gloating. "Mr. Big"? Please. BS aside, this soundboard sounds great, except for a few tape warbles in Jack Straw and Sugaree. Phil is nice and full and Jerry is in the mix fairly nicely as well. That being said, this has to be one of the most overrated shows ever. If you want to hear a good Gloria Jam where Jerry isn't smacked out too much, check out 11-9-79.